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In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Brandon Michael, food truck instructor, stands inside the newly purchased food truck for Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's culinary arts program in Martinsburg, W.Va. Michael says the truck will be used as a mobile laboratory where students will have line orders and cook for paying customers. (Eve Larsh/The Journal via AP)

WVa college using food truck as mobile lab for students

Feb. 17, 2020 2:10 PM EST

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Culinary Arts program is hopping on cooking trends with the purchase of a new food truck. The truck will be used as a mobile laboratory where students will have line orders and cook for paying customers, said Brandon Michael,...

WVa Senate passes bill to increase judicial pay

Feb. 17, 2020 1:04 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a bill to give pay raises to judges statewide. The bill passed on a 29-3 vote. It now goes to the House of Delegates. The West Virginia Judicial Compensation Commission recommended the raises in August, saying judges in the state are...

WVa lawmakers observe 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

Feb. 17, 2020 12:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia women and lawmakers on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the state's ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Hundreds of women attended various ceremonies at the state Capitol in Charleston. In the Rotunda, a re-enactor...

$800K to be spent from oil settlement fund in Maine

Feb. 17, 2020 7:52 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine and federal environmental officials have signed off on a decision to use an $800,000 environmental settlement to fund restoration projects in Hampden, Charleston, Sedgwick and Brooksville. The projects are located in Kenduskeag Stream, Sucker Brook and the Bagaduce River. The...

Retired WV teachers get patent for car-detailing invention

Feb. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — E.J. Smith is a stickler for detailing. The retired Nitro High School science teacher’s two ATVs are spotless, as are his car, vintage pickup and Jeep CJ5 — the hoods of which are clean enough to dine upon, in the unlikely event Smith would consider such an activity....

Baylor guard Jared Butler reacts to a score against West Virginia in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 W Virginia 70-59, ties Big 12 mark

Feb. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler said he wasn't trying to make up for the absence of Baylor's second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in and hit three...

Officials identify missing kayaker

Feb. 15, 2020 11:22 AM EST

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have released the identity of a kayaker who went missing along the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia earlier this week. Officials with the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety say Jamie L. Gray, 41, of Hacker Valley is presumed drowned after...

Basketball coach, 3 daughters create family dynamic on court

Feb. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Every night, the direction of the Hedgesville girls' basketball program is set at Doug Arndt's kitchen table. That's because in his first year as the Eagles' head coach, Arndt is presiding over a coaching staff that is quite possibly unprecedented in the history of basketball....

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks at a roundtable in Huntington, W.Va. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs,

Governor who called girls 'thugs' says sorry if he offended

Feb. 14, 2020 5:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs," saying he didn't know the remarks would cause any trouble. Justice has drawn criticism for using the term after a scuffle broke out at a heated...

West Virginia Senate passes solar bill with nods to coal

Feb. 14, 2020 2:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill encouraging power companies to use solar energy in a bid to lure businesses to the state. But they're making it clear that they don't want the coal industry to feel left out. The proposal, which would create a regulatory program for...